Defendant Brandon Acosta plans to take a change of plea in his drug and theft-related cases. According to his attorney Steven Hattori, the plea agreement has been filed.

Judge Anita Sukola asked for an update on Acosta's murder and rape case and both parties were unable to answer. This despite Acosta informing the court that trial has yet to be set and that he has asserted and wants to go to trial as soon as possible. Judge Sukola scheduled his change of plea for Dec. 12.